Pastoral Letters (New Testament)

Course number: DEBS3121 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Paul’s pastoral instruction to first century leaders directs contemporary leaders through the pastoral letters.

Course Description: This course examines Paul’s letters to discover his thoughts and strategies for dealing with issues that arose in those churches at that time. Themes in this course examine Paul’s timely advice to church leaders of the day with direct application to issues facing church leaders in our modern times. Regardless of urban or rural setting, this course and the writings of the apostle Paul will serve to guide today’s pastor to more effective strategies in dealing with skills such as preaching, teaching, and dealing with issues of leadership and authority, conflict, pastoral care and pacing in ministry.

Course Textbooks:
NIV Application Commentary: 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus Liefeld, Walter L., Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 0310501105

    Instructor:  Anil Satralkar

Biography: Anil and his family live in Kolkata, India what is known as the ‘City of Joy’ where Mother Teresa worked and went to be in heaven. His wife, Asha, is the headmistress at the Assembly of God Church School providing education to the underprivileged children for the last seventeen years. They have two daughters, Ashnil and Anisha.

Anil grew up in the home of a rural pastor and has overcome tremendous poverty. For the past 20 years, he has taught in Bible Colleges and engaged in ministry in India, the USA and most recently in Canada.

I love Cricket as majority Indians do, especially a one-day game and what is recently known as 20, twenty one-day game.

Bachelor of Theology, 1984, South Asia Bible College, Bangalore, South India, India
Bachelor of Divinity, 1988, South Asia Bible College, Bangalore, South India, India
Masters in Theology, 1994, South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore, South India, India